“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.”
Today we move on to our next part of the verse – “IN ALL YOUR WAYS SUBMIT TO HIM”. We’ve covered this already, but today let us pray about submission. By definition, submit means to accept or yield to a superior force. We don’t like to submit. Our human nature is to resist submitting. I found this definition that I thought was good – “It means to arrange oneself under the command of God’s viewpoint rather than to live according to one’s old way of life, based on a human viewpoint. It is a process of surrendering our own will to that of our Father’s.”
Being submissive means being humble. Humility is a process of dying to self. In Matthew 16:24 Jesus says to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Dying to self is at the core of our Christian walk. Dying to self means we aren’t the star, we aren’t the lead actor of the story. God is. It is His story and He’s the star and He’s the lead actor, and we are humbly blessed to be part of His supporting cast. I am not, but I know I AM.